You’ve heard about the ‘craic’. It’s all here in Co Sligo.
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann sessions keep Irish Traditional music alive and the emigrants to the U.S.A. from South Sligo, like Coleman, Morrison and Killoran, greatly influenced the Irish music and style when mass record sales began in the ’20s. The main instruments played hereabouts are the Fiddle and Flute, Tin Whistle, Accordion, Bodhran [Goat skin hand drum] banjo and guitar.
We can direct guests to local traditional music sessions. There are many interesting pubs to recommend within 25 minutes of Temple House, (5 mins on Wednesday and Friday) where you can enjoy musicians playing and sometimes dance to their music after dinner. Music often does not start until 10pm.
Mondays - Sligo: The Harp Tavern, McGarrigles, Fureys
Tuesdays - Sligo: Shoot the Crows
Wednesdays - Sligo: Shoot the Crows, Fiddlers Creek
Thursdays - Sligo: McGarrigles, Hargadons
Fridays - Sligo: Foley's, Hargadon's. Strandhill: the Venue and the Strand. Ballinacarrow (close): Durkins
Saturdays - Sligo: Foley's, The Harp Tavern
Sundays - Sligo: Donaghy's, The Irish House